puffers & vics






Builder Robert Duncan & Co., Pt Glasgow
Official Nr 102576
Yard Nr 279
Launched 10/2/1898
Length 59.7 ft
Beam 18.1 ft
Gross 62 tons
Nett 27 tons
Engine 2 Cyl Steam Compound

Built for Alexander Kerr of Lochranza on the Isle of Arran, to serve the Clyde and Arran coasting trade.

Sold in 1899 to Col. T H Anstey RE of The Laurels, Farnborough, Hants and subsequently around 1902 to Wiliam Howells of Pembroke Dock. In 1908 she passed into the ownership of Elijah Howells, also of Pembroke Dock before in 1912 being registered to William K Howells of Swansea. (I am going to make the assumption that the Howells were all members of the same extended family but I have not as yet ascertained what the relationships were).

In 1913 Areverga was acquired by The Avon Steam Barge & Lighter Co Ltd, of Bristol, manager Edward J Parsons. She foundered on 5/9/1914 some 3 miles WNW off Portlock, Somerset, while on passage with a cargo of gravel. All of her crew were saved.

Despite spending most of her years "down south" she remained registered at Port Glasgow all of her life.